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Pudsey man’s sponsored tricycle ride to raise money in memory of his brother

A Pudsey man is planning to ride 249 miles from Leeds to Glasgow on a tricycle to raise money for Parkinson’s UK.

Tim Devereux, of Hough Top, will spend four days ‘Pedalling for Parkinsons’ from 23 to 26 July – three years after his older brother Tom died from the condition.

Mr Devereux said: “In January 2020, my brilliant big brother Tom died aged 79 in Canada – he had Parkinson’s and Lewy body dementia.

“I want to raise money for Parkinson’s UK; they fund research into the most promising treatments, getting closer to a cure every day.

“Tom’s motorbikes, along with his motorcycle magazines, imprinted on me a life-long love of motorcycling. However I can’t do the trip on a motorcycle as I sold my last two in 2019, so it’ll be pedal powered by recumbent tricycle instead! I’m planning to ride the 249 miles from Leeds to Glasgow over four days, camping en-route.”

A sketch of Tim’s late brother, Tom Devereux

Donations are welcome via Mr Devereux’s Justgiving page.

Last year WLD featured Mr Devereux’s fundraising exploits. He had been growing a beard since March 2020 in protest against Boris Johnson but finally shaved it all off following his resignation as Prime Minister – and raised more than £700 for the Trussell Trust food banks.


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